Thursday Pickin XI

Quote of the Day     “Black people, do the Humpty Hump, do the Humpty Hump; White people, do the Humpty Hump, do the Humpty Hump; Puerto Ricans, do the Humpty Hump, do the Humpty Hump; Samoans do the Humpty Hump, do the Humpty Hump; Let’s get stupid.”     –Humpty Dance, Digital Underground (blank stare)

Irony is everywhere. I got an email from Fig this week. Fig’s SOTW is quoted in the place of honor above. The email was about what happens when you let the people vote. (Repeat blank stare).

Here are the standings from last week. TB and Zeek shared bonus points for List of the Week and OB won Theme. OB also got a vote for Song and the bonus points put him on top. The first 7 listed won their POTW, everybody else lost it. Bonus record only is in parentheses.

  1. OB (3-2)
  2. TKH (3-2) received a vote for Theme
  3. JLM (3-2) a vote for Theme
  4. Ed , got 1 1/2 votes for SOTW
  5. Larry (2-2) got a vote for List
  6. Stone
  7. BR (1-2)
  8. Zeek (4-1) co-winner of List
  9. Travellinbaen (4-1) co-winner of List
  10. Fig (2-3) Song of the Week
  11. Sweet (8-8)
  12. RMac got 1 1/2 votes for SOTW
  13. Pitalo (2-3) got a vote for Song and Theme
  14. Rock Star got a vote for List
  15. Supercynic (2-3)
  16. Feidt’s Follies (1-3) drunk, (1-0) sober
  17. MD (1-1) win boycott continues
  18. Greeg (1-2)
  19. Smily
  20. Face (0-1)


  1. Travellinbaen 313
  2. Fig 301
  3. RMac 293
  4. Feidt’s Follies 283
  5. OB 282
  6. RSR 280
  7. Pitalo 263
  8. Ed 263
  9. Stone 261
  10. Supercynic 256
  11. Larry 246
  12. Sweet 240
  13. Zeek 227
  14. Face 206
  15. Smily 204
  16. MD 197
  17. JLM 196
  18. TKH 176
  19. BR 170
  20. Greeg 157

TB’s Picks

  • Florida State -5
  • Arkansas +12
  • Texas Tech -3
  • Kentucky +11
  • Texas A&M +27

POTW–Alabama -3

My Tunes

  • Seminole Wind–John Anderson
  • Jim Dandy to the Rescue–Black Rock Arkansas
  • Lubbock Texas in My Rearview Mirror–Mac Davis
  • Dumas Walker–The Kentucky Headhunters
  • Where The Bluebonnets Bloom–Robert Earl Keen
  • SOTW–Alabama Getaway–Grateful Dead

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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40 Responses to Thursday Pickin XI

  1. OB says:

    RICE -11
    Penn State -7½
    Oregon State -8
    Arkansas State -2½


    This week’s playlist theme is America.

    Waylon Jennings – America

    Simon and Garfunckle- America

    James Brown- Living in America

    Neil Diamond- Coming to America

    Brooks and Dunn- Only in America

    Supertramp- Breakfast in America

  2. ZEEK says:

    Theme this week is Early to mid 80’s Flashback to PJ and the Annex (Good Times)

    SOTW-is my response to the election-
    Country Boy Can Survive- Bocephus
    (me forget?… Hell No!)

    99 Luft Balloons- Nena
    Secret Lovers- Midnight Star
    Always Somethin There to Remind Me- Naked Eyes
    True- Spandau Ballet
    Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
    Rock the Casbah- The Clash
    Drop Dead Legs- Van Halen

    POTW-Fresno St–2

    Penn St.-7′

  3. Adam says:

    POTW is Bama -3 (I hope to be wrong)

    Bonus Picks are:
    VA +4
    Arkansas +12
    Florida -23 1/2
    USC +20


    3’s and 7’s – Queens of Stone Age
    My Name is Jonas – Weezer
    Paint it Black – Rolling Stones
    Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
    School’s Out – Alice Cooper

    If you can name what all these songs have in common you deserve a bonus. (TB of course is the only person authorized to give an actual bonus). There is a connection that even a 10 year old would know.

  4. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Oklahoma State +3

    While running this morning, Euro-Trash Girl by Cracker – the XM 12 version recorded with Leftover Salmon, not the rockin’ 90s version – came around on my ipod. Cracker covered it’s own song and I like the cover better. Here are some other covers I dig:

    Hurt – Johnny Cash covering Nine Inch Nails
    Purple Haze – The Cure covering Jimi Hendrix – yeah, I said it. (btw, OB, it’s a great running song for shorter distances)
    Sweet Dreams – Marilyn Manson covering The Eurythmics
    More Than This – 10,000 Maniacs covering Roxy Music
    Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder on the Into the Wild soundtrack covering Gordon Peterson aka Indio

    Bonus pick ’em – Foo Fighters covering Prince’s Darling Nikki and Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street

  5. sweet says:

    Since my prediction on election night of riots was quiet, here is some Quiet Riot
    1983 – the PJ years
    Metal Health
    Cum on Feel the Noize
    Loves a Bitch

    picks to cum later

  6. smilyj says:

    Potw- Bama -3 cause I just saw where they have 10 straight wins 21 times. Hate Bama but that is awesome to me.

    also like Fla -23
    After my trip to watch the Bullies last week, I will no longer pick them. Furthermore, I will now pick against them with the hope they lose by 50. And when South Alabama starts their program, I am switching affiliations to them and will urge my kids to cheer for them so that they do not have to endure what I have as a State fan. I’m sure none of you care but this is therapeutic.
    SOTW- “Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man” Conway and Lorretta

  7. Fig E says:

    QOTW: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill


    *Oklahoma State +3 @ TEXAS TECH
    *Florida – 23′ @ VANDY
    *ARKANSAS + 12 vs. South Carolina
    *Georgia -11 @ KENTUCKY
    *mississippi southern -2′ @ UCF
    Alabama -3 @ LSU

    Theme this week, in honor of our new president: songs which contain “Chicago” in title or in the lyrics:

    *ZZ Top – Jesus Just Left Chicago
    *Blues Brothers – Sweet Home Chicago
    *Elvis – In the Ghetto
    *Led Zepplin – When the Levee Breaks
    *Frank Sinarta – Chicago

  8. OB says:

    Adam, I don’t play many games, but is it the Guitar Hero’s III Soundtrack?

    Cum on TB! Gimme the bonus points!

  9. Madd Dawg says:

    “win boycott continues” TB, that was just plain wrong on so many levels.

    Vandy +23′

    POTW: AL-3 (The SEC might get boring after Nick gets a couple of more of his recruiting classes in there—wow). Does Scoop even watch his beloved Tide anymore?

  10. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Florida State -4
    West Virgina – 6 1/2
    Bowling Green -2
    Rutgers – 13 1/2
    Kansas +1

    Memphis -2

    RATT- Lay it Down
    UFO- Lights Out
    MSG-Attack Of the Mad Axeman
    Dokken-Into the fire

    Scorpions- Fly To the Rainbow

  11. sweet says:

    POTW – Arkansas + 12
    Syr + 15
    GA – 11
    LSU + 3′
    WV – 6′

  12. sweet says:

    Adam has USC +20 – I’ll take that as my POTY
    add pick – Penn St – 7′

  13. Ed says:

    Dear Baen,

    “Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike If I love the girl, who cares who you like?”

    – Cool it Now – New Edition (cuz Bobby Brown + BBD (Bell Biv DeVoe) = Candy Girlicious)

    “Girl, you know it feels real good. We can do it ’til we both wake up.”

    – I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd (yep two D’s cause they are double badd and you know you just can’t get enough of the boy bands that have those hot soulful impromptu back ground lyrics….”Guhhhrrrrrulllllll” )

    “Girl I can’t sleep at night without holding you tight
    Girl, each time I try I just break down and cry”

    -End of the Road – Boyz II Men (Lotsa “Guhhhrrrrulll” in this one)

    “Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance.
    Just get on the floor and do the New Kids’ Dance”

    -Hangin’ Tough – NKOTB (That’s just how the New Kids roll, tuff)

    Bonus to get your tuff on –

    Don’t really wanna make it tough
    I just wanna tell you that I had enough
    Might sound crazy,
    But it ain’t no lie,
    Bye, bye, bye

    -Bye Bye Bye – ‘N SYNC (Stealing from Dennis Miller – “I’m the furthest thing from gay, but these kids are HOT!”)

    POTW – NC State Wolfpack +4 (Stadiums you can smoke in are tuff gurrrhhlll, word)

  14. sweet says:

    That’s some intimidating tough stuff Ed – I actually watched the whole video, that was TOUGH to admit
    addition of the week – Penn St – 7′

  15. BR says:

    potw : usm -2
    ga -11
    south car -12
    usm -2
    lsu +3

    sotw: Motley Crue: On with the show
    Tesla: Love song
    Twisted Sister: The Price
    Ozzy : Momma I’m Coming Home

  16. RMac says:

    POTW – Ohio State (in honor of their voters)

    SOTW – Beautiful Day – U2

    Theme – U2, they say it all

    I will follow

  17. BR says:

    sorry i listed usm twice
    give me penn state -7

    “You know your getting old when your sitting
    home watching (i carly) on a Friday night”-BR

  18. Anonymous says:

    BAma -3
    minn -7′
    ark +12

    No Ole Miss this week so, POTW is NC State +3′

    No theme list

    Ain’t That Lonely Yet – Dwight Yoakum
    Fool to Cry – The Rolling Stones
    Country Boy – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
    Beautiful Girl – INXS

    Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith Great intro

  19. face says:

    POTW OK ST +3

    bonus pick Penn St -7

    song of the week Sister Christian- Night Ranger was rockin Epcot Thursday night.

  20. larry says:

    that is larry above

  21. JessieLou says:

    South Carolina -10 1/2
    Texas Tech – 3
    Alabama – 3 1/2
    Nebraska – +1
    Tennessee – 24 1/2

    POTW – Duke – 4

    Songs to come momentarily……

  22. Jessie Lou says:

    Theme – Songs about Saturday

    Another Saturday Night – Jim Croce
    Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
    Saturday Night Fever – The Bee Gees
    Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting – Elton John

    SOTW – Really Album of the Week:
    Morning View – Incubus

    I will go ahead and vote on the songlist – Ed’s commentary wins hands down.

  23. Feidts Follies says:

    Finally, a nice quiet not drunk yet weekend at home. Lets see if I can get over that 4th place hump. Historic week, I think it is a good thing, can’t get any worse, I know I am alot worse off then i was 6 or 7 years ago. I am happy as long as his cabinet does not have Jesse, Rev Al, of Charlie Rangon on it. Funny how quick they turned on Palin. I’m telling you they were up to something and trying to throw the election.

    LSU +3
    UNC – 4
    Texas Tech -3
    Over 69 bonus pick
    Washington St at home +40′ don’t know anything about them but damn.
    Middle Tenn St -4

    POTW Illinois – 7′

    In honor of our boy Obama, lock up yours guns boys. That speech was pretty damn good.

    50 cent – In Da Club
    Tag Team – Whoomp There it is
    Blind Melon – Change (1 of the best songs ever)
    Buddy Miles – Them Changes
    Curtis Mayfield – Future Shock

    The Harris Teeter has fully cooked baby backs for $6.50 and I bought some sweet potatoes and stayed sober last night(hammered Thursday night though). Gonna be a good saturday.

  24. tkh says:

    For the new Pres

    Looking for a Leader – Neil Young
    Yes We Can –
    Barack Obama – Cocoa Tea

    That’s enough of that….

    Georgia Tech +4
    FSU -5
    Bama -3


  25. Greeg says:

    LSU +3

    Oregon St -7
    Wash St +40
    Florida -23

    All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix version

  26. supercynic says:

    I’m high on life and medication as I recover from sinus surgery, so I don’t know for sure if my picks below are even playing, but I also don’t care. Wow, how does this lava lamp do that??

    UGA -12
    Vandy +23
    Wyoming +26
    WVU -6
    MTSU -4
    POTW: USC -22

    John Legend’s version of Pride by U2 found here
    We Shall Overcome by countless folks far braver than I
    Faceless Man by Creed
    Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
    Circle by Big Head Todd And The Monsters

  27. ZEEK says:

    Zeek takes out another undefeated team today in the Nittany Lions loss to friggin IOWA!! Yeah, Big Ten rocks. That makes 3 or 4 teams i have devoured with my power. Tex Tech goes down 2nite!!!!!

  28. I have never won a bet for or against Syracuse. They were up 14 today getting 15. A 29-0 lead ATS. They did not cover. I hate them.

  29. supercynic says:

    Can I rescind my picks using as an excuse my surgery? Did I mention that it was terribly painful? A person writhing in pain should be allowed a mulligan. WTF??? I’ve never had such a terrible weekend. I’m on track for 1-5.

  30. Bobby Pitalo says:

    SOTW-i pick RSR for hard sun
    theme-jessie lou

  31. ZEEK says:

    My votes for the past weekend are as follows:

    Song- TB-Lubbock in my Rearview

    Theme- Fig’s Chicago

    Playlist- JLou and her Saturdays

  32. sweet says:

    0-6 should garner some points

  33. Ed says:

    Song goes to Zeek with Naked Eyes.

  34. ZEEK says:

    Just because I heard it today I want to throw out there as a bonus song :

    Don’t You Want Me Baby?- Human League

    Who can forget that video? Classic 80’s dude, reminds me of 2:00 AM Night Tracks on TBS 1983

  35. song – Supercynic for Circle by Big Head Todd and the Monsters (and the Rusted Root tune)
    theme – Fig
    list – Feidts Follies

  36. larry says:

    Face for SOTW
    I do not like themes
    baen for LOTW

  37. sweet says:

    song BR Momma I’m Coming Home
    theme Fig E
    list Ed

  38. workinbaen says:

    I’m dividing up my votes like Nebraska this week.

    Theme 1/2 each to Fig and Sweet

    Song 1/2 each to Larry (Sweet Emotion) and RMac (Beautiful Day)

    List, a whole vote to RSR

  39. RMac says:

    Theme – Fig E
    List – Supercynic
    song – send me on my way, rusted root

  40. Fig E says:

    Song: Zeek with VH Drop Dead Legs
    List: BR with Hair Band Power Ballads
    Theme: Rock Star Rambler with the covers

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